cave cartography

Cave Survey and Cartography

Cave Survey and Cartography is the process of data collection in the cave and the drawing process of a cave map. 

Cave Survey is the collection of survey information in the cave while cave diving. A variety of survey techniques will be practiced such as survey in and survey out with its advantages and disadvantages.

Cave Cartography is the use and translation of cave survey data collected while diving in the cave and translating that information into a cave map. A variety of cartography styles will be covered with the production of a traditional hand drawn cave map by the end of the course.

The combination of Survey and Cartography culminates in the ability to collect survey data and produce cave maps. The combined Survey and Cartography course can be taken in two or three days depending on how much detail you want to have in your cave map you are going to produce within this training program.